Registering your car seat is an important part of ensuring you have the most up to date safety information for your child. By registering your car seat, you will receive updates on information regarding the seat as well as if the seat gets recalled.
Before you register your car seat, you need to locate the model number, model name, and date of Manufacture. This will typically be located as a sticker on the car seat. You may have to look underneath the seat or on the side of the seat. It may also be engraved on the bottom of the plastic of the car seat as well.
Once you have located this information, you can either register your car seat online or with the registration card that comes with a new car seat. If you use the registration card that is included with a new car seat, you will have to fill out the card with basic contact information such as your name, address, and email. The model name, model number, and date the car seat was manufactured may already be listed on the card. Typically, you do not have to pay for postage and can place the card directly in your mailbox.
If you cannot locate your registration card or prefer to do it online, there are a couple of different ways you can register the car seat online. You can register directly on the car seat manufacturer’s website. You will need to locate the important information such as model number, name, and expiration date that is found on the sticker of the car seat. The website may vary depending on the manufacture.
You can also registration the car seat on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website. This will help guide you to the correct place to register your car seat online. It also allows you to see if your car seat has been recalled.
Whether, you choose to register your car seat through the mail-in registration card included with the seat, or online it is important that you register your seat to get the most up to date safety information. Registering your car seat is one of the first steps you can take to help create a safe environment for a child passenger. It takes less than five minutes and can be such important resource for you.
Source: Safe Kids